AWIPS Workstation

Evaluation and Decision Support

GSD develops state-of-the-art environmental forecast, decision support, visualization, and evaluation capabilities to provide scientifically robust forecast assessment tools, concepts, and analyses to support the weather decision-making process.

Our customers include military and civilian forecasters, air traffic controllers, air traffic managers, airline dispatchers, and general aviation pilots. EDS collaborates with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Weather Service (NWS), and the Departments of Defense and Transportation.

EDS works to:

  • Support the National Weather Service's (NWS) Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS-II), and explore new data management and processing capabilities to enhance situational awareness and allow forecasters to work more efficiently
  • Develop verification techniques and tools that generate and display statistical information in near real time
  • Integrate NWS hazard tools while fostering collaboration among stakeholders
  • Develop Web tools for model output visualization to support improved hurricane forecasts
  • Test, manage, and support services for system development and compliance with security requirements

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Products & Tools


    AWIPSII Workstation

    For more than 30 years, GSD has researched and developed the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS), the cornerstone of the NWS Forecast Offices. AWIPS integrates weather, water, satellite, and radar data to help forecasters prepare and issue time-sensitive high-impact warnings.

  • Hazard Services

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    Hazard Services are advanced tools, currently in development, for issuing timely and accurate hazard information through two-way communication among all decision-makers.


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    INtegrated Support for Impacted Air Traffic Environments (INSITE) uses model forecasts to identify the location of dangerous storms, ice, turbulence, and areas of low visibility for the FAA to support aviation decision-makers who manage aircraft traffic.